The Makers of FDR®

  • FDRPASVM...Non-Disruptive
  • Migration of z/VM and
  • Linux on System z
  • Volumes is NOW Available

This table shows, for each current release of z/OS, the minimum levels of each Innovation product that should be installed. Use the table when upgrading your z/OS system, to verify that you have the correct Innovation software in use. If not, you should install the latest version. If you already are using the indicated minimum level, you may wish to install the latest version anyway in conjunction with the Operating System upgrade.  All versions are downward compatible, so you can install the latest level of Innovation products with older levels of MVS (see notes for exceptions for the UPSTREAM for z/OS and IAM products).  Please review the Product Notes that follow the table for fixes that may be required depending on the hardware and software in use at your installation.

To obtain any of the fixes mentioned on this page, click on FTP Login, and enter your access code on the FTP Login page. (If you don't have an access code, you can obtain one by clicking on Register for FTP Site Access on the FTP Login page.) Within the FTP site, go to the directory Public/Download, and then FDR_V54 for FDR V5.4 fixes, or the appropriate directory for fixes for other products.

End of Support Dates for Innovation Products (EOS) click here

NOTE: While prior versions might still work, the versions listed below are the minimum supported versions.

* Review all the “Product Notes” following this table for compatibility issues with specific
  releases of the Innovation products and the operating system.

 

z/OS 1.10,
1.11, 1.12

z/OS 1.13

z/OS 2.1

 
PRODUCT Minimum Minimum Minimum Latest Version
FDR
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
COMPAKTOR
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
ABR
V5.4/74
V5.4/76
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRCRYPT
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDREPORT
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRVIEWS
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRINSTANT
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRDRP
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRREORG
V5.4/74
V5.4/74
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRPAS
V5.4/76
V5.4/76
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRPASVM
V5.4/80
V5.4/80
V5.4/80
V5.4/80
FDRMOVE with FDRPAS
V5.4/76
V5.4/76
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FDRERASE for z/OS
V5.4/70
V5.4/70
V5.4/70
V5.4/70
FDRSOS
V5.4/76
V5.4/76
V5.4/78
V5.4/80
FATS/FATAR/FATSCOPY
V4.9/20
V4.9/20
V4.9/25
V4.9/28
IAM
V8.1/18
V8.1/18
V9.0/04
V9.1/01
UPSTREAM CLIENT
V3.6.0
V3.6.0
V3.6.0
V3.7.32
FDR/UPSTREAM for Linux on System z client
V3.6.0
V3.6.0
V3.6.0
V3.7.32
FDR/UPSTREAM z/OS UNIX client
V3.5.0
V3.5.0
V3.6.0
V3.7.30
UPSTREAM Director
-
-
-
V4.2.02
FDR/UPSTREAM for z/OS storage server
V3.6.0
V3.6.1
V3.7.0
V3.8.0
UPSTREAM Reservoir
-
-
-
V3.7.2g


 Click Here to Request Latest Version


You may need to apply additional fixes to Innovation products for particular situations as shown in the notes below. If your level of the indicated product is at or above the level indicated as “included in Vx.x/ll” then you already have the fix. If not, you can download and apply the fix, or install a higher version of the product.

 Click Here for FTP Site to access user manuals and to review
     and apply fixes.


FDR PRODUCT NOTES
  1. ABR USERS on z/OS 1.7 or 1.8: you must install the fixes for these IBM APARs to solve a problem where ABR data set backup records may be lost:
              OA17290   OA17365   OA17370

  2. COMPAKTOR users: If you are running z/OS 1.7 or higher, insure that you are running at least 5.4 L50 or higher and that previous versions have been deleted from all libraries on your system. See the link below for the severity of the problem if an older version is used.

    http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/newsviaemail/fdrpas/020706.cfm

  3. If you are running z/OS 1.8 or higher and you are using new PDSE features PDSE_BUFFER_BEYOND_CLOSE(YES) and/or PDSE1_BUFFER_BEYOND_CLOSE(YES), see link below.

    http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/newsviaemail/nve_09062007.cfm

    a. Update to September 6th, 2007 bulletin. If you are z/OS 1.6 or 1.7 and apply IBM APAR OA15092 you will need to apply the fix P54.5600 or upgrade to Version 5.4 L61 or higher.

  4. FDR SUPPORT FOR EAV: With z/OS 1.10 and higher IBM supports volumes that are larger than 54GB's. These volumes are called extended address volumes, (EAV). EAV support requires 5.4L70 or higher. For EAV support of volumes greater than 223 GB to 1 TB you need version 5.4L78 or higher.

  5. ABR users who install z/OS 1.12 must install 5.4/73 or higher because of changes required to FDRPRE00 (the ABR scratch exit).

  6. In z/OS 1.10 and above, the system no longer creates VSAM clusters with CA sizes of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 through 14 tracks. FDR support for RESTORE/COPY/MOVE of VSAM clusters created with these sizes is in FDR 5.4 L73 or higher.

  7. ABR Users running z/OS 1.13 require Version 5.4L76 SPIN 2 (Released on July 8, 2011), which contains additional exits (named FDRDYNEX and FDRDYXCS) to support AUTO-RECALL and the DADSM Preprocessing exit.
FDRINSTANT PRODUCT NOTES
  1. FDRINSTANT users that upgrade to EMC microcode level 5x73 must upgrade FDR
    to Version 5.4 L70 or higher.

  2. FDRINSTANT support for EMC Symmetrix V-MAX DASD requires version 5.4 L70 or higher.

FDRPAS/FDRMOVE/FDRERASE PRODUCT NOTES
  1. FDRPAS SUPPORT FOR EAV: With z/OS 1.10 and higher IBM supports volumes that are larger than 54GB's. These volumes are called extended address volumes, (EAV). EAV support requires 5.4L70 or higher. For EAV support of volumes greater than 223 GB to 1 TB you need version 5.4L78 or higher.

  2. FDRPAS Users should review the link below for any IBM PTF's that need to be installed prior to using FDRPAS.

    http://www.fdr.com/newsviaemail/FDRPAS_IBM_ThirdParty_Maintenance_012014.pdf

FDRSOS PRODUCT NOTES
  1. FDRSOS TimeFinder/SNAP users that upgrade to EMC microcode level 5x73 must upgrade to FDRSOS version 5.4/70 or higher.

  2. FDRSOS support for EMC Symmetrix V-MAX DASD requires version 5.4 L70 or higher.

  3. FDRSOS support for IBM requires a DS8700 or DS8800 with the IBM no cost feature called z/OS Distributed Data Backup (zDDB). See the link below on how to order IBM zDDB.

    http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/products/fdrsos_ibm/zOS_DATA_DISTRIBUTED_BACKUP.pdf

FATS/FATAR/FATSCOPY PRODUCT NOTES
  1. Use of encrypted TS1130 tapes requires FATS 4.9.15, or FATS 4.9.12 with zap P-49.0144.

  2. The way that z/OS handles out-of-order tape volumes has changed in z/OS release 1.13. This change affects FATAR's ability to do an ANALYZE/COPY of a volume in a multivolume set (other than the first volume). For FATAR to be compatible with this change, you must install ZAP P-49.0571 for either version 4.9L15 or 4.9L20.

    FATSCOPY USERS must install ZAP P-49.0573 for version 4.9L20.

    FATS/FATAR/FATSCOPY Version 4.9L20 SPIN 2 (released on June 28, 2011) includes ZAPs P-49.0571 and P-49.0573.

IAM PRODUCT NOTES
  1. Support for CICS TS 3.2. IAM V8.1 Level 11 is the minimum level required for using IAM with CICS TS 3.2. Users will need to be running the IAM VIF at the V8.1/11 level or higher, and must also replace the IAM exits used with IAM RLS under CICS with the updated versions provided with V8.1 level 11 or higher.

  2. The minimum level required for using IAM with CICS TS 4.1 is IAM V8.1 Level 11 with zaps P81.0251 and P81.0253. These ZAPs are included in IAM V8.1 Level 19.

  3. The minimum level required for using IAM with CICS TS 4.2 is IAM V9.0 Level 4 with zap P90.0133 applied. This ZAP is included in IAM V9.0 Level 4 Spin Level 2 (Released on September 26, 2011).

  4. Support for LISTCAT LEVEL(). IAM V8.1/11 or higher is required to support the IDCAMS LISTCAT LEVEL() for IAM datasets with the IAMPRINT report for z/OS 1.8 and above due to changes in IDCAMS. Prior versions of IAM supported this function in the prior releases of z/OS.

  5. The minimum requirements for running IAM Version 9.0 are a z/OS operating system and a z/Architecture processor. IAM Version 9.0 utilizes various functions and features only available in z/OS operating systems and instructions available only on processors that support z/Architecture. Due to a quad-word alignment required with the 64-bit support, the IAM load library requires and is distributed as a PDSE with a block size of 32760. IAM users not meeting those requirements can continue to utilize IAM Version 8.1. It is recommended that you request IAM 8.1 Level 19.

  6. IAM 8.1 VSAM users who install z/OS 1.11 must also install zap P-81.0250 to avoid an S0C4 ABEND in the IAM ISPF panels. This ZAP is included in IAM V8.1 Level 19.

  7. Support for CICS TS V5.1 CICS TS V5.1 requires IAM 9.1.
UPSTREAM for z/OS PRODUCT NOTES
  1. UPSTREAM for z/OS v2.1 requires a minimum of FDR/UPSTREAM z/OS v 3.7.0 and
    P-35.0029 to resolve a compatibility problem in the UPSTREAM dialogs.
UPSTREAM for Client PRODUCT NOTES
  1. Users that are interested in using the FDR/UPSTREAM client to backup data on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 should contact Innovation technical support.

MAINFRAME SERVER SUPPORT

zEC12 Mainframe Server Support requires no changes to the supported Innovation Products.

DST - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CONSIDERATIONS

For Innovation's UPSTREAM products (which include components on the mainframe and on PCs and Open Systems), this page will contain the latest information on DST2007 impact on those products:

http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/daylightsavings/

For all of Innovation's mainframe products, including:

  • FDR, FDREPORT and FDRABR
  • FDRPAS and FDRERASE
  • FATS, FATAR and FATSCOPY
  • IAM

http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com/newsviaemail/DST1206.cfm

Innovation Products End of Support Dates (EOS)

PRODUCT VERSION(s) EOS
FDR/CPK/ABR
FDRCRYPT/FDREPORT
FDRVIEWS/FDRINSTANT
FDRDRP/FDRSOS
V5.4/74 and 5.4/76
December 31, 2014
FDRPAS and FDRMOVE
FDRERASE*
V5.4/76
December 31, 2014
FATS/FATAR/FATSCOPY
V4.9/20 and V4.9/25
December 31, 2014
IAM, IAM/AIX and IAM/PLEX
V8.1/18**, 8.1/19**, V9.0/01
June 30, 2015
UPSTREAM CLIENT
V3.6.0
December 31, 2014
FDR/UPSTREAM for System z client
V3.6.0
December 31, 2014
FDR/UPSTREAM z/OS UNIX client
V3.5.0
December 31, 2014
UPSTREAM Director
V1.9.0
December 31, 2014
FDR/UPSTREAM for z/OS storage server
V3.6.0
December 31, 2014
UPSTREAM Reservoir
V3.6.0
December 31, 2014

* FDRERASE because of Government Certification is at Version 5.4L70 and currently has no EOS date.
** If you are running on a non z/Architecture CPU, IAM Version 8.1/18 and 8.1/19 will still be supported.